Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition IS FREE now!

:warning: LAST CHANCE: Don’t forget to log in and pick up Mila the Bear :bear: Good job unlocking her!

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New month :white_check_mark:
New civ rotation :white_check_mark:
New reward :x:

This week’s Age of Empires III Definitive Edition free trial civs:

Aztecs :new:
Ottomans
Russians

We’ll need 200,000 unique players in September to unlock the Aztec Queen! You can help out whether you’re playing the free trial or already own the game.

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Je suis le seul à la trouver vraiment, mais alors vraiment hideuse la reine Aztèque ? :rofl:

Lleva un peinado de su tiempo
familai asteca

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It’s been one month since the free trial, what are your feelings and thoughts about it?

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Great for the game :slight_smile: love to see it

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The Spanish have come ashore as the latest playable civ in the free trial civ rotation for Age of Empires III Definitive Edition.

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Will you all be worried?

How I miss the monthly events…

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Still not bad though.

But it will be like this if you simply set it “free” and leave it untouched for two months.

The game needs contents that are easy to get into like AOE2 campaigns. Otherwise if you’re not a heavy pvp player it only offers 2 weeks of real gameplay content. Skirmish vs AI is also quite deep but like I said in a much earlier post, the game lacks guidance to its deeper contents. Most players would only touch the surface (which is ironically much shallower compared to AOE2).

AOE2 is like 10 on the surface and 20 underneath. AOE3 is like 1 on the surface and 100 underneath. (absolute values)

Without that, the majority of the devs’ great works will be omitted and wasted.

I’d expect that number to peak again even with a small content update because many potential players would finish the sp contents and leave until there are new ones.

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I hope that this new Free to Play model isn’t Microsoft’s final Hail Mary to “save” AoE3DE. It’s a good idea, but it needs more content in the form on small monthly updates and events to keep these new players engaged.

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an age of empires free of bugs please

This week’s Age of Empires III Definitive Edition free trial civs:

Aztecs
Spanish
Portguese :new:

:warning: 162k / 200k unique players have helped with unlocking the Aztec Queen! You’ve made great progress at a great pace the entire month, we just need 38k more in the remaining days!

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